A court in Ankara sentenced five defendants to life in prison in the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov. Six more people received from five to nine years in prison, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the agency, five defendants were acquitted.
According to TASS, two of those sentenced to life imprisonment are charged with terrorism.
Karlov was killed on December 19, 2016 in Ankara while performing at an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art. In mid-November 2018, an investigation into his murder was completed in Turkey.
Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin told about the clarified circumstances of the crime.
According to him, before the murder, the perpetrator – Turkish police officer Mevlut Mert Altintash – applied to the hospital for a certificate to be released from work, he also studied the situation of the place where the crime was committed in advance and passed the inspection.